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The Murder of Willie Lincoln - A Novel

Burt Solomon

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Washington City, 1862: The United States lies in tatters, and there seems no end to the war. Abraham Lincoln, the legitimate President of the United States, is using all his will to keep his beloved land together. But Lincoln's will and soul are tested when tragedy strikes the White House as Willie Lincoln, the love and shining light in the president's heart, is taken by typhoid fever. But was this really the cause of his death? A message arrives, suggesting otherwise. Lincoln asks John Hay, his trusted aide-and almost a son-to investigate Willie's death. Some see Hay as a gadfly--adventurous, incisive, lusty, reflective, skeptical, even cynical-but he loves the president and so seeks the truth behind the boy's death. And so, as we follow Hay in his investigation, we are shown the loftiest and lowest corners of Washington City, from the president's office and the gentleman's dining room at Willard's Hotel to the alley hovels, wartime hospitals, and the dome-less Capitol's vermin-infested subbasement. We see the unfamiliar sides of a grief-stricken president, his hellcat of a wife, and their two surviving and suffering sons, and Hay matches wits with such luminaries as General McClellan, William Seward, and the indomitable detective Allan Pinkerton. What Hay discovers has the potential of not only destroying Lincoln, but a nation. The Murder of Willie Lincoln is an exciting historical fiction debut by award-winning political journalist and Washington insider Burt Solomon.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Roger Wayne

Length:

11h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

27:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:05